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   VA ASLA Fall Conference and Awards Ceremony

History, Resiliency, Design

Saturday, September 17, 2016
7:00 – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00 – 8:30 am Welcome and Introductions
8:30 – 9:30 am   The Adaptive Reuse of Historic Military Sites into Mixed Use Communities
9:30 – 10:30 am   Making the Most of the Coast
10:30 – 11:00 am   Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Resiliency and the 21st Century Learning Environment
12:00 – 1:30 pm   Lunch Presentation – Virginia’s Road to Resiliency
1:30 – 2:30 pm   Introduction to SITEv2 and the Integration with the GSA
2:30 – 3:00 pm   Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm  Closing Keynote – ASLA: Climate Change and Resilient Futures
4:00 – 4:30 pm   Closing Remarks and VA ASLA Annual Meeting
4:30 – 5:30 pm   Break
5:30 – 6:30 pm   Cocktail Reception
6:30 – 7:30 pm   Dinner
7:30 – 9:00 pm   VA ASLA Professional and Student Awards Presentations
*Event requires separate registration and charges. Advance registration will be required for all events.

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8:30 – 9:30 am
Session Title:  The Adaptive Reuse of Historic Military Sites into Mixed Use Communities
approved for 1 hour of LA CES

jf photography - 002Glenn Odor

Fort Monroe Authority
Fort Monroe, VA  23651

Course Description:
Engaging the public in master planning the adaptive reuse of an historic property. 2. The discourse between multiple property owners, identifying stakeholders, and evaluating infrastructure for the purpose of master planning the property. 3. Development of a site specific strategy to use special events, existing housing stock, and readily available buildings to repopulate a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) property.

Learning Objectives:
1. Preparing Landscape Architects to be part of a BRAC Team
2. Showing Landscape Architects how to use their creative land planning and communications skills to present a comprehensive adaptive re-use plan for a historic property.
3. Explanation of an in-depth approach to incorporating maximum opportunity for public comment and input into the master plan process for a mixed use community.


9:30 – 10:30 am
Session Title:  Making the Most of the Coast
approved for 1 hour of LA CES

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Ronald and Carrie Quinn
Q-Design Architecture/Interiors/Planning
Fort Monroe, VA  23561

 Course Description:
– Adaptive reuse of historic buildings at Fort Monroe and in Hampton, VA.
– Coastal effects on historic structures.
– Mitigation of coastal exposure.

Learning Objectives:
1. Historic architecture on Virginia’s Peninsula
2. Specific environmental conditions related to coastal structures
3. Ways to mitigate the effects of coastal environmental conditions


11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session Title: 
Resiliency and the 21st Century Learning Environment
approved for 1 hour of LA CES

TC Photo01Tim Cole

Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Virginia Beach, VA  23456

Course Description:
Resiliency and sustainability are two sides of the same coin. This session will highlight the Virginia Beach City Public School System’s efforts to integrate these concepts to achieve specific instructional and operational objectives.

Learning Objectives:
1. Attendees will learn how VBCPS is addressing resiliency in the design of new facilities.
2. Attendees will learn how stormwater design is integrated into the classroom.
3. Attendees will learn how resiliency is addressed as an integral component of the triple bottom line.


12:30 – 1:30 pm (lunch served)
Session Title:  Virginia’s Road to Resiliency
approved for 1 hour of LA CES

downloadPaul B. Olsen
, P.E.

Honor Builders, LLC
Hampton, VA  23666

Course Description:
As sea levels rise and coastal Virginia subsides, land use planners and developers must modify their strategic approach to one of resiliency. Colonel (Retired) Olsen will provide his observations and perspectives on how Coastal Virginia can learn to live with water.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify the three major strategies for sea level rise planning
2. Identify local, state and federal agencies where assistance and funding is available.
3. Be aware of economic opportunities related to sea level rise planning.


1:30 – 2:30 pm
Session Title:  Introduction to SITESv2 and the Integration with the GSA
approved for 1 hour of LA CES

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Hunter Beckham, FASLA, PLA

Alta Planning & Design
Charlotte, NC  28277

Christian Gabriel, RLA, ASLA
US General Services Administration – Office of the Chief Architect
Washington, DC  20405

Course Description:

The audience will get the most current update on introduction to SITESv2 and be able to engage in a conversation with the panel on the integration.

Learning Objectives:
1. Up to date introduction on SITESv2
2. Background on why the GSA is embracing SITESv2 standards for projects in 2017
3. How can landscape architects be prepared to lead the profession into this emerging direction for sustainable design.


3:00 – 4:00 pm
Session Title:  ASLA: Climate Change and Resilient Futures
approved for 1 hour of LA CES

Rinner headshot 2014-02-10-3Vaughn B. Rinner

President Elect, ASLA
Seattle, WA  98126

Course Description:
Landscape architects have the skills and training to help communities find a resilient path to adjust to climate change.  Through advocacy and collaboration, the ASLA is working to create a broader understanding of the role landscape architects play in this important arena. Resilient communities must be adaptable, working with natural systems and must address issues of environmental justice.

Learning Objectives
1. Increased understanding of the work landscape architects and the ASLA are doing to support community resiliency.
2. Understanding of the critical role communications and community involvement play in addressing the issues created by climate change.
3. Understanding the importance of consideration of environmental justice and supporting cultural and social diversity in addressing the impacts of climate change.



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We have a block of rooms at The Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel located at 700 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669 To reserve a room click on this link. You will be taken to their website where you will enter the arrival and departure dates, number of people, and then click check on availability.  You can also call 866-375-6054 and give the reservation agent the code VLA. The hotel is less than 5 miles from Fort Monroe. NOTE: The Room Block will close on Friday, September 2nd.

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Contact the VA ASLA office at 804-523-2901 or admin@vaasla.org.



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Past Conferences
Blacksburg | September 18-19, 2015 (presentations)
Charlottesville | April 3-4, 2015
Richmond | October 10, 2014 (presentations)
Richmond | May 10-11, 2013
Virginia Beach | April 27-28, 2012
Lynchburg | April 29-30, 2011